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October 13, 1978 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-10-13

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Friday, October 13, 1918

Justice Dept. to Appe al Ruling Allowing Ex-Nazi to Live in U.S.

District Court ruling to the last June, Fedorenko ad-
Circuit Court of Appeals. mitted having portrayed
Last week a delegation of himself as a Polish farmer
AJCongress leaders met who had been forced to work
with McCree and other Jus- as a laborer for the Nazis,
tice Department officials but he denied testimony of
and urged that an appeal be six Israeli survivors of Treb-
linka that they had seen
The former Nazi, Feodor Fedorenko torture and
Fedorenko, now a resident shoot prisoners there.
of Miami Beach, conCealed
The trial was held near
his past as a guard in the Waterbury, Conn., where
Howard M. Squadron, Nazi death camp of Treb- Fedorenko once lived. On
AJCongress president, said linka when he entered the July 26, U.S. District
he was "deeply gratified" by United States in 1949 and Court Judge Norman C.
the action of Solicitor- when he applied for citizen- Roettger ruled in Fort
General Wade Hampton ship in 1970. At a de- Lauderdale, Fla., that
McCree, Jr., to appeal the naturalization proceeding Fedorenko could keep
his citizenship. The Im-
migration and Naturali-
zation Service, he ruled,
NEW YORK — Accord-
Both Ford and Coca-Cola had failed to prove the
ing to recent reports from had operations in Egypt
Cairo, the Egyptian gov- nationalized during the
ernment is making discreet mid-1960s. Last year, both
overtures to 'companies on companies announced
the Arab boycott list to in- limited agreements . with
vest in Egypt. Egypt.
The New York Times re-
Ford has proposed a new
ported that Ford Motor Co., engine plant and a truck as-
Coca-Cola, Xerox and sembly plant in Egypt and
Colgate-Palmolive now last year Coca-Cola joined a
have tangible, although land reclamation project to
limited, interests in Egypt. grow oranges.

In response to an "urgent
request" from- the American
Jewish Congress, the De-
partment of Justice has
agreed to appeal a federal
court decision permitting a
former Nazi concentration
camp guard to keep his
American citizenship, even
though he lied to obtain it.

Egypt Breaking Arab Boycott

Major Speakers at Regional
UJA Conference Meetings

United Jewish Appeal
General Chairman Irwin S.
Field, a former Detroiter
now of Los Angeles, will
chair a_presentation at noon
Saturday on "Project Re-
newal," a major program of
social rejuvenation for
45,000 Israeli families in
distressed urban neighbor-
Field's presentation will
be one of several key ses-
sions at the annual confer-
ence of UJA's East Central
Region today through Sun-
day at the Sheraton-
Southfield Hotel. The con-

ference, attended by some
300 Jewish community
leaders from Kentucky, In-
diana, Michigan and Ohio,
launches the region's 1979
campaign. The theme for
the campaign is "Jewish
Renewal at Home and
Featured speaker at the
East Central Region confer-
ence Saturday evening will
be former Israel -Foreign
Minister Abba S. Eban.
Concurrent sessions are
scheduled for 10 a.m.
Saturday and workshops for
2 p.m. that day.


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AJCongress Commission on
International Affairs, who
argued that the judge's view
that Fedorenko had com-
mitted no war crimes did
not justify the ex-Nazi
guard's false statements
when he entered the U.S.
and that Fedorenko's be-
havior as an American had

no bearing on the case.
Baum also said that
Roettger had violated judi-
cial propriety by holding a
press conference while the
trial was in session.


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Fedorenko guilty of hav-
ing committed any at-
rocities. Roettger also
said that the defendant
had lived an exemplary
life since entering the
United States.
The AJCongress meeting
with the Justice Depart-
ment officials followed a let-
ter to McCree from the AJ-
Congress which said the
trial judgment was "defec-
tive," that Roettger was
guilty of "gross judicial im-
propriety" and that there
was "sufficient and neces-
sary basis for reversal on
The letter was written by
Phil Baum, director of the

Highlights of the pro-
gram include a colloquy on
current affairs in Israel and
the Middle East, seminars '
on Soviet Jewry and Arab
propaganda, and campaign
workshops covering solici-
tation techniques, cash col-
lection approaches and pub-
lic relations resources.
The conference's closing
session, at 10:15 a.m. Sun-
day, will be chaired by
Joel • D. Tauber, regional
chairman. Max Lerner,
author, professor, lecturer
and syndicated columnist,
will be guest speaker.
Lerner's thrice-weekly col-
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